Metcalfe, who plays Mercedes McQueen in the soap, has been approached by the BBC to take part, according to The Sun. The 26-year-old's former co-star Ricky Whittle finished runner-up in last year's Strictly.
"They really want Jen because she'd look amazing on the dancefloor," said a source. "She's really keen, the only problem is her Hollyoaks schedule."
Other stars linked to the upcoming eighth series of the reality show include Gavin Henson, Anne Widdecombe, Frank Bruno, Felicity Kendall and Patsy Kensit.
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